Southdown Bed & Breakfast
1 Southdown Cottages, Higher Clovelly, Devon EX39 5SA
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The view from our guest bedrooms                          

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Visit Devon - Discover Clovelly and the beautiful Hartland Peninsula - stay with us at Southdown Bed & Breakfast

You'll find a warm welcome, and a great breakfast, at Southdown B&B,
an extended 300 year old cottage situated in the beautiful coastal countryside 
of the Hartland Peninsula near Higher Clovelly in North Devon. 

With wonderful views across open farmland 
out to sea, Southdown B&B is set on the
North Devon Hartland Heritage Coast 
between Hartland and Higher Clovelly,
and in an ideal location to stay and visit the
including the unique village of Clovelly,

Our two guest bedrooms each have
private en suite toilet and shower 
                                                                                          and, weather permitting, have 
                                                                                       sea views across Bideford Bay. 

Both rooms have free Wi-fi, Freeview TV, hairdryers, 
soap, shampoo, towels and tea/coffee making facilities
Breakfast is included in the room price, and is served in our guest dining room.
We have off road parking and can garage cycles.
If you're walking the Coast Path and don't want to use your car, then it is possible
passes the door, and will stop outside (not many buses). 
(limited rural services. See link to timetable on Local Information page)

We are delighted to have been awarded 9.8 out of 10 by previous guests in the 2020 Traveller Review Awards, and also to be awarded Airbnb Superhost status.
We enjoy meeting people from all over the world, and we'll do all we can 
to make sure you have a great stay! You'll be glad you decided to visit North Devon.
We look forward to meeting you!

Helen & Brian

We can also arrange or provide for you..............

                                            *Luggage Transfers                *Footspa               
                                                                                                                               Reviews via our online booking system:     



Entries in our Visitors Book at Southdown B&B
Every entry in our Visitors Book here at Southdown is shown below.
Thank you to all those guests who took the time to review and comment on their stay.
Helen & Brian

'A lovely welcoming couple. Very comfy room.
Like being at home. Beautiful house.'
J&J, Plymouth, Devon, May 2021

'It was lovely - thank you - comfy bed, lovely breakfast.'
N&K, Lyme Regis, Dorset, May 2021

'Thank you so much for a lovely stay, very welcoming.
Your B&B is beautiful and every detail was thought of.
Best wishes x'
S&G, Bath, Somerset, May 2021

'Thank you very much for your hospitality. Lovely nice food,
friendly hosts, comfortable rooms. Best wishes xxx'
F,N,A,Z & F, Leeds & London, October 2020

'Lovely break. Comfy bed and lovely room. Brian & Helen
good hosts and tasty breakfast. Thank you'
M&C, Birmingham, England, October 2020

'Great break - really welcoming, lovely room & breakfasts great. 
Sorry we've had to cut short, but will be back to enjoy such a lovely B&B. 
M.... & M..... really enjoyed their treats - thank you so much!'
R&C, Weston-Super-Mare, England, October 2020

'Thankyou for a lovely few days, and for the 'redbush' tea bags :)
Fab hosts, lovely breakfast, comfy bed. Thank you xx'
G&H, Kettering, England, October 2020

'Thanks so much for a very comfortable few days in a lovely B&B'
C, Oxford, England, September 2020

'A lovely stay. Super hosts and excellent facilities'
A&S, Watford, England, September 2020

'Thank you for a lovely 3 night stay. Everything was perfect - even the weather!
Lots of useful tips & helpful touches. Will definitely be back.
S, Exeter, England, September 2020

'Thank you for looking after us so well. We will certainly pass on the address.
You are both excellent hosts.'
E&S, Greenford, England, September 2020

'Helen & Brian are fab! They really went out of their way for me, which I am very grateful for.
So kind & helpful. Excellent crispy bacon! Thank you so much! J xx'
JR, Odiham, England, August 2020

'Awsome hosts, thank you for the delicious breakfast! We enjoyed our stay!'
S&E, Birmingham, England, August 2020

'A wonderful couple of days here. Helen & Brian were excellent hosts
and made our stay very comfortable.'
S&B, Leighton Buzzard, England, August 2020

'Perfect! Thank you for making us welcome, we'll be back soon!'
S&A, Yatton, Somerset, England, August 2020

'Shalom. Great room & view. Thanks for having us'
Dr & Mrs B, London, England, August 2020

'Lovely stay, great room & house, lovely breakfast,
thank you for making us feel very welcome! xx'
J, A&B, Stevenage, England, August 2020

'Lovely stay. Thankyou! We had so much fun & have done so much using your
B&B as the ideal base. Comfy beds & great breakfasts :) x'
P&B, Redhill, England, August 2020

' A lovely home & couple. Thankyou for everything
you have made us feel very welcome x'
A&T, Worcester, England, August 2020

'Lovely home, thank you for your hospitality, you have made us feel
so welcome and relaxed. Visited some lovely places and the weather was perfect too xx'
M&J, Plymouth, England, August 2020

'Dear Helen and Brian, Thank you for a lovely stay!
Lovely room, fantastic breakfast and great hosts!'
J&D, Surrey, England, August 2020

'Thanks for a lovely stay - great hosts with an amazing breakfast!
The room was so cosy & comfortable, would definitely come back!'
F&H, London, England, August 2020

'Dear Brian & Helen, thank you for a lovely stay - the treats for N........' (their dog!) 
'were an extra special touch! It was lovely talking with you in the morning! 
Thanks also for the therapy dog links! xx'
E,B & N, London, England, July 2020

'Thank you both for making us both welcome under these strange circumstances.
Room spotless, great location. All our needs catered for (peppermint tea :) )
thanks very much'
P&R, Stockport, England, July 2020

' Robyn and her parents stayed up the road and came for breakfast. We all had a super
time and such a treat to be so spoilt in N. Devon after covid lockdown. 
Thank you for your warmth and flexibility. Best wishes for the rest of the season.'
D&P, Worcestershire & Bristol, England, July 2020

'Wonderful welcome, outstanding room, beautiful people. Thanks for all your care and warmth
Its been outstanding - especially at this difficult time.
Thanks again - we will be back soon!'
N&S, Leeds, England, July 2020

'Had a lovely one night stop with my dog on our weeks walking holiday. From sending the original enquiry
you were both so helpful and we were welcomed as if we were old friends. Lovely comfy room,
great food and felt so welcome. Thank you both very much. I hope you have another busy season next year.'
TK & B, Leicestershire, England, September 2019

'We have had the best experience.....ever! Everything was perfect, even our two wet smelly dogs
were greeted just the same. Cannot fault your hospitality, generosity & all round loveliness.
Your B&B is amazing and a real credit to yourselves. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back!!'
BC & BA, Cornwall, England, September 2019

'Absolutely fabulous stay. Feel relaxed & refreshed. Thank you.'
T&C H, Exeter, England, September 2019

'Thank you, we had a lovely time! 
We will definitely recommend, and again thank you for having us!'
J&S, Germany, September 2019

'You can do nothing better - Thank you!'
T&R, Frankfurt, Germany, September 2019

'It's a lovely place to stay. We felt very welcome!
The breakfast was very very delicious. Many thanks for everything!'
A&L, Lubeck, Germany, September 2019

'Thankyou for such a welcoming stay. Our room was lovely with great views. 
Bed very comfortable and lovely linen. Breakfast was fantastic.
Thanks for your tips on places to go. We will definitely recommend.'
D&C, Sydney, Australia, September 2019

'We felt very comfortable and welcome. The room is wonderful and
we slept really well. Many thanks for everything!'
M&N, Mittelbiberach, Germany, September 2019

' Lovely place to stay, made really welcome & a cracking breakfast'
M,R & A, Winchester, London & Milton Keynes, England, September 2019

'Congratulation for your venture!
A most welcoming meeting on arrival. Detailed information of Hartland - of meals, pubs and parking.
The use of "Golden Key" (room key). View from our (room) of fields and land from Wales with map for guide.
Love the idea and will use it for my home. Comfortable bedroom with unique items of "Sea Theme".
Lovely warm shower to freshen up one's soul ready for sleepy land. 
What a surprise awaited the 4 guests. Moss Rose, Royal Albert porcelain breakfast wares provided
the sense and essence of Englishness. English breakfast of local free range eggs, soft delicious black pudding,
delicious tomatoes etc, etc, etc. No one can ask for more. Thank you so much Helen and Brian on this
sunny and beautiful Autumn day.'
Family L & Family C, Singapore & London, September 2019

'Lovely comfortable room - spacious & great views.
Lovely hosts - Thank you. Love the location'
Y&C D, Auckland, New Zealand, September 2019

'We enjoyed a lovely and beautiful place. Had a good room and an excellent
breakfast in an accommodation guided by lovely people.
Thanks a lot for the hospitality. See you again.'
C&E G, Switzerland, September 2019

'A pleasure to stay in your lovely B&B. Breakfast was delicious and the bed very comfy.
I would recommend to all. Thank you for your hospitality Brian & Helen!'
OA, Manchester, England, September 2019

'Loved the new room, very cosy, all bodes well for the future'
Returning guests S&B, Wales, September 2019

'Had a very enjoyable stay. A lovely B/B. All the best'
J&S H, London, September 2019

'Excellent B&B all perfect. You couldn't do anything more to improve it.
Will hope to come back some time soon. Many thanks'
R&Y A, Weymouth, England, September 2019

'Dear Brian & Helen, we are so pleased we stayed at your B&B. WOW!
We loved it. Your manner is so fantastic. You are both suited to the Business.
All the best with your venture. We will tell all about you. Love & Bear Hugs  XX'
M&A, Tasmania, Australia, September 2019

'Beautiful place, gracious hosts, fabulous breakfast'
TB & MJ, Bristol, England, September 2019

'What a beautiful place to stay. Lovely home & owners. 
We will recommend.Thank you  :)'
J&R W, Ross-on-Wye, England, September 2019

'Thank you for the beautiful home for 1 night - 
it was a pleasure to meet you - we will come again...... :)'
M&S, Mainz, Germany, September 2019

'Thank you for your lovely warm welcome and hospitality and beautiful comfortable room.
We'd love to come back some day'
K&K, Wellington, New Zealand, September 2019

'A lovely few days - thank you so much! Very comfortable bed - everything sparkly clean
and lots of thoughtful touches (eg the binoculars and the map on the window ledge!)
And great views.......I will be looking forward to my next visit. Thank you both so much. S'
S, Wolverhampton, England, September 2019

'My daughter and her mum had the chance to stay in that beautiful situated house
and many thanks to Helen and Brian for helping us in our special situation arriving
without our baggage. We feel very spoiled by having such a good breakfast. We won't 
forget staying here. Good wishes to you'
B&G, Bad Nauheim, Germany, September 2019

'We enjoyed our time here and had a beautiful time in Southdown B&B'.
Especially the view to the sea this morning was awesome. You were so nice and friendly
I like it very much. Thank you :)'
M&K, Ostfildern, Germany, September 2019

'Thank you so much for looking after me. A lovely relaxing stay.'
TJ, Somerset, England, September 2019

'Absolutely faultless - thankyou, you are doing a great job! :)'
JB & DC, Cheshire, England, September 2019

'Thank you for the warm hospitality and the information on what's to do around here,
this lovely place' and ' Thank you for the great days here! The food was very good
and the rooms were very pretty! :) '
Family B, Ulm, Germany, August 2019

'A beautiful stay for two nights, with lovely rooms. We felt very welcome! Thank you!'
Family H, Ludwigsburg, Germany, August 2019

'Lovely welcome, guest room and a simply delicious breakfast! Grazie'
M&M, London, England, August 2019

'A fabulous stay with fabulous views. Thank you. 10/10'
SO, Nottingham, England, August 2019

'Thank you for nice stay here.  :)  The room and the view is fantastic'
Family A, Eppingen, Germany, August 2019

'It was lovely here. The food and the rooms were great. Thank you! :)'
Family K, Pfronten, Germany, August 2019

'Thankyou so much for a lovely welcoming stay. We will certainly return in the near future.'
G&J, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, July 2019

'Thank you for a wonderful stay in an amazing place!
Lovely breakfast, spotlessly clean, lovely people.'
S&A, Durham, England, July 2019

'Thank you very much for this beautiful bed and breakfast and your friendliness'
B&H, Germany, July 2019

'Lovely room and Hosts - Thank you'
A&M, New Plymouth, New Zealand, July 2019

'Thank you for the hospitality. 
It was a beautiful Pension and a delicious breakfast'
M&R, Beutersitz, Germany, July 2019

'Lovely place to stay, everything perfect! Spotlessly clean, lovely food, lovely people.'
JH, Devon, England, July 2019

'Thankyou so much for a wonderful stay. Excellent location, very comfortable and superb hosts!
Lovely breakfast. Looking forward to returning! Thanks again Brian & Helen'
N&J, Norfolk, England, July 2019

'What a lovely place. The location is perfect - just off the main road so lovely & quiet - and oh the views!
beautiful both day & night. The rooms are large & comfy with comfy chairs & even down to the thick cotton sheets.
Most of the artwork is local & the nautical theme... The food & hospitality is second to none.
I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thank you Brian & Helen'
MR, Midsomer Norton, UK & Texas USA, July 2019

'Just right for a quick visit to the area. Thankyou.'
MS, Somerset, England, July 2019

'Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We had a wonderful stay,
made better by your very welcoming hospitality and delicious home cooked meals.
The best gooseberry crumble I have ever had :)'
SW, Townsville, Australia, July 2019

'Thank you for your hospitality. Our room was lovely and the breakfast was delicious.
What more could we ask for. My husband enjoyed his runs in the area.'
J&D, Cheshire, England, July 2019

'Helen and Brian, thank you so much for making us feel so at home. We do hope to come
back soon. Delicious breakfast and super-comfortable room; thanks again!!!
B&N, Novara, Italy, June 2019

'Thank you so much for your hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your
beautiful home. Thank you for wonderful breakfasts - we will be back!'
L&H, Northants, England, June 2019

'Thanks a lot Helen & Brian for your warm welcome & for your kind hospitality and yummy
breakfast! It was nice having been here and we will mention it in www by many points!
See you later and thank you!'
T&R, Munster, Germany, June 2019

'I can't thank you enough for everything from the lovely vegan meal to the 
loan of the usb plug. Lovely place and wonderful hosts'
RW, Norfolk, England, June 2019

'Thanx Helen & Brian for your hospitality. Wonderful place to stay.
2 fabulous days behind us.'
A&T, Cologne, Germany, June 2019

'Thank you for all your hospitality and delicious breakfast. 
A delightful and comfortable night.'
A&P, Sydney & Canberra, Australia, June 2019

'Thank you very much for your wonderful hospitality. On a long trip away from home, it is lovely
to stay with such friendly hosts. Room, food and travel advice were excellent.
My favourite B&B on our trip around England.'
J&C, Queensland, Australia, June 2019

'Faultless!! Wonderful hospitality, fabulously comfortable & the best porridge ever! Thank you.'
G&D, Bath, England, June 2019

'Warm welcome, nice room, tasty breakfast with the best coffee we've ever been served in England! Great!'
P& A, Grevenbroich, Germany, June 2019

'On the family history trail! A totally perfect stopover on our travels. Highly recommend. Love the Nest Cam!'
E,T&C, Surrey, England, May 2019

'Lovely night, gorgeous sunset from Westward Ho! and a nice day for a walk today - very restful'
P&C, Truro, Cornwall, May 2019

'Thank you for a lovely stay! Everything was perfect - wonderful breakfast, 
comfortable rooms and attention to detail!' 
J&R, South Africa, May 2019

'Lovely stay, bed was comfy. Beautiful place and lovely host. Thank you.'
D&N, Plymouth, England, May 2019

'What a wonderful corner in the world! Pretty landscape, best weather.
Thank you very much for these pleasant holidays!'
D&A, Sande, Germany, May 2019

'Fantastic. Very nice rooms. Fab breakfast.'
S&B, Wincanton, England, May 2019

'Thank you Helen & Brian - wonderful breakfast & lovely to use your beautiful china.
A very comfortable welcoming stay'
C&D, Auckland, New Zealand, May 2019

'Lovely stay, charming cottage, hosts welcoming. Fab views & nature.'
J&J, Cardiff, Wales, May 2019

'Perfect in every respect. 5* attention to comfort and detail'
RH, Moreton in Marsh, England, May 2019

'Delightful stay, with wonderful hospitality and a delicious breakfast.
Looking forward to a return visit!'
D,A&H, Bristol & Glastonbury, England, May 2019

'Thank you Helen & Brian for a wonderful weekend. Your rooms are so comfortable & have everything we need.
Thank you for making our little dog so welcome. Delicious breakfasts! We will hopefully be back &
will definitely recommend to friends and family'
R&F, Devon, England, November 2018

'A perfect final two nights in England! Our long coastal hike was spectacular! Our goal for the trip fulfilled!
Your hospitality and accommodation were superb. Highly recommended to friends.'
R&S, Wisconsin, USA, October 2018

'A lovely time. Thanks so much Helen & Brian and good luck for future success in your new venture. x'
H&S, Wolverhampton, England, September 2018

'A very comfortable stay' - R,S&S, Somerset, England, September 2018

'Brilliant hospitality, accommodation superb, thanks Helen & Brian' - G,S&S, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2018

'Great to be back!' - B&S, Wales, September 2018

'Thank you Brian & Helen - great hospitality & comfortable - the help with lifts to start & finish our
walking - much appreciated - good luck! - J&J, Dorset, England, September 2018

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